time any of the Madison[illegible] are going to call. I may have some presentiment there of that I may be appareled in some thing more stylish than a wrapper, which is longer in front than back Don’t you? Good bye with much love to yourself and Mrs [ Smaley.?] Joanna,P S. Please do not say much about my [going?] to Racine as I do not intend going unless I receive an invitation so to do.[in margin: David has nothing like your sample only plain goods. 8/18/74] [in margin: Bear with me when I ask you to send the pattern of the behind of your vasque and the neck ruffle as I expect Annie will want them for her black [illegible]] Portage Aug 18, ’74.Dearest Mate, Your up to time with your letter on this occasion. I have [done?] you bidding at the store but there is only fourteen yards of the calico, will that answer? but there is plenty of the black stripe like what I have enclosed and of which I have taken a dress. Will you please see the sacque pattern of which Mrs Smalley spoke to me [deleted: of] and if you think it suitable send instantly as I would like something
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